May’s ACAMS AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Arjun Kalra. Kalra was recognized by his peers for his leadership role in the anti-money laundering (AML) field. Kalra is a principal in Crowe Horwath’s risk consulting practice where he assists financial institutions with various federal and state regulatory issues.
He leads Crowe Horwath’s AML consulting practice where his primary focus over the last 10 years has been in leading efforts to assist financial institutions with the operational aspects of their Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and AML programs. During this time, he led engagements to develop comprehensive AML programs in response to regulatory actions and in the design and implementation of technology to address complex business issues facing the banking industry.
Along with serving financial services clients from mid- to large-sized banks and financial technology and payments companies, Kalra defines and leads the training program for more than 200 individuals in his role as a department chair within Crowe Horwath University. He has been recognized in the industry through his published work in major industry publications, trade journals and online publications. He has also given presentations and webinars for national and local industry associations.
Moreover, Kalra received his master’s degree from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and economics from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, he received his Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification and he serves on the Young Professionals Board for Junior Achievement of Northern California.